Creating a fan favorite ice cream brand with Ben Van Leeuwen of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

In the past few years, artisan ice cream brands have leveraged their unique and innovative flavor profiles and high-quality products to become a massively growing market across the country. This week on Beyond the Shelf presented by ChefsBest, we spoke with the Founder & CEO of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Ben Van Leeuwen. In this episode, Ben gave us some background as to how driving an ice cream truck as a teenager led him to open a fan favorite ice cream brand.  He also shared with us some of the lessons he learned along the way, including how creating a line of vegan ice cream flavors differs from traditional dairy flavors.

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